Comparing Chillingworth And Dimmesdale In The Scarlet Letter

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Why is it that I am portrayed as “the” sinner, a sinner who has committed a sin greater than ever in this known functioning world? I am no different than any one of the people living under this Puritan Society and I know for a fact, that we all share something in common; we are all guilty for our everyday sins. “ I was terror-stricken by the revelations that were thus made. What were they? Could they be other than the insidious whispers of the bad angel, who would fain have persuaded the struggling woman, as yet the only half victim, that the outward guise of purity was a but a lie, and that, if truth were everywhere to be shown, a scarlet letter would blaze forth on many a bosom besides mines. (Pg: 59)” There was no triumphant individual…show more content…
In the eyes of God, the Puritan Society believed that they have been maintaining “the” society, free of sinners and mishaps but were only blinded by the truth. Are Roger Chillingworth and Arthur Dimmesdale the same person mentally? In my opinion, one was my husband and the other was my lover, different to an extent, but shared more in common than believed. Both men had their hidden secrets and the capability to hurt my soul/spirit. Chillingworth was nothing but the spoken term “husband” to me, and Dimmesdale was the lover who never seemed to acknowledge my existence in the public. How men are all simply the same creation under God, taking women for nobody but a feminine figure. Having to already face the shame of wearing the scarlet letter and the rejection from society, Chillingworth and Dimmesdale only went to add more a burden on my shoulders. They are essentially, mirror images of one…show more content…
Whether Dimmesdale decided to reveal his deep dark hidden secret or not, merely has no significance. As Puritan Society stated, women were more prone to be sinners; the envisioned picture of me was already painted as the corrupter. Is that moral? Would God find this acceptable because the Puritan Society apparently does. If Dimmesdale had came forth, it might have saved him from the mental and physical deterioration but would the Puritan Society had honestly punished him the way I had been? Dimmesdale was their God’s person and the Puritan Society would never discipline such a

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